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Jan122013

Now I'll never miss another Amazon delivery 

This is a 'Techmoan Mini' -  a video that will only appear on here and not in the youtube channel, because it's off-topic, irrelevant and hastily put together.

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Reader Comments (16)

I like it!

I had no idea that Amazon did it (till you mentioned it recently) but I am one of these people who go around in a fog of advert blindness so there are probably billboards telling folk about this everywhere that I have missed! :-)

January 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVoyager03

I had no idea either and didn't notice any adverts for it, I just was ordering something over Christmas and needed to find a way to get it delivered to somewhere other than my home....I only found the option by accident.

I know this video comes off like a bit of an advert - but I just thought it was cool. It's certainly something that makes my life easier.

Some people will already know this, some won't care and some will go on a rant about Amazon. That's why I kept this video unlisted rather that giving it a full public release on youtube.

January 12, 2013 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Im curious - is this service exclusively for amazon packages? Doesnt Royal Mail offer any kind of "locker service"? In Germany DHL does. There is at least one "locker station" in every city. The only thing you have to do is register. Once you have registered you get a customer number. With this number you can have any package delivered to your "locker station". Doesnt matter who sends it to you.

This is how they look like

http://images.immobilienscout24.de/userfiles/A/Q/9/k/l/vuU5zCmq4aJnVJfP5SbQ70.jpg
http://www.gablenberger-klaus.de/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Pckstation.jpg

January 12, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterwilly

Willy, I wish this was an option....but unfortunately things aren't as forward thinking here. Virtually everything still gets delivered to your home. Sometimes you can specify another address like your place of work...but some companies insist on sending to your home only to prevent fraud. I regularly get parcels delivered to my office...but they are starting to complain a bit, so I'd love to have the options you do.

January 12, 2013 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

This mini is great, love to see more of them. Once youre free of YT and some self imposed restrictions, i guess all comes easy again as in the beginning.

Cheers, Martin

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjancd

Yeah German Post and Danish Post have locker boxes themselves...

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterwischi

@techmoan - was it filmed using the recent sony action cam?

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermatt

Yes it was the Sony AS10. With its wide angle lens, stabilisation and excellent sound its now my go-to camera for discrete filming work like this. I like it so much I've just ordered the AS15 as well.

January 13, 2013 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Readers in more organised and logical countries may also be interested to know that in the UK when the Post Office tries to deliver mail to your house and you aren't in, they take it back to the sorting office and you have to pick it up. The problem with this is that the sorting office is commonly only open during normal office hours. By the time I get home from work it's about 18:30 so my local collection office is closed. It's madness.

January 13, 2013 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Good to see that shopping habits are universal no matter what continent you are on. Essentials are "Essentials" ! Cheers!

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Ebell

@Techmoan:

Same over here. This is why people are really happy to have those locker boxes. We have only had them for a few years.

I really like the Techmoan "mini" video :) You should not hesitate to put it on your youtube channel for everyone to watch. You can differentiate in the title -> REVIEW or MINI.

This way you increase chances for some Royal Mail employee to watch it. Maybe he will even read the comments and think "what? The germans and the danish have those? Why dont we?" You could end up being the guy who revolutionised package delivery in the UK 8)

In fact - I believe that locker service is even safer than direct delivery. Anyone can fake a home mailbox and a doorbell. All you need is some sticker with a fake name (yes - we have fraud over here too). But - you actually have to register for the locker service. How can you fake that?

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterwilly

Great mini video Matt, I like that Sony, sure does film good in low light and indoors. Can it display time n date on playback? Good for pi work if it did.

January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

oh the first world!...

in my country it will be robbed in less than 24hs...

January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLeo

Will you be doing reviews on vodka, spirits, wine, ale? :)

January 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTom

Pretty cool. I hope to see this in other countries soon.

March 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBakerman

It's a great idea, but from a business perspective, it is still a little flawed - the company I work for offers ByBox deliveries and there has unfortunately been a great deal of fraudulent activity routed through ByBox locations, which we have had to deal with by greatly restricting first order delivery locations for new customers and working closely with ByBox to locate problem sites and improve CCTV coverage etc. Once this has been ironed out though, it will be a must easier option than having someone wait in for your stuff or taking time of work for a delivery that never takes place! :-)

March 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

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